The Santo Domingo Hotel Association (AHSD) and the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster (CTSD), held a commercial and promotional tour in the United States.
For a week the Dominican delegation, made up of hoteliers, tour operators and DMC, presented the tourist offer of the destination in 4 cities: Atlanta -Georgia, Charlotte and Greensboro in North Carolina and Miami in Florida.
The initiative is part of the marketing plan, which the AHSD – CTSD promotes to show the tourist offer of the capital, as well as to promote multi-destination opportunities, which can be carried out successfully from Santo Domingo.
Santo Domingo is the ideal destination to promote combinations, circuits and excursions, thanks to the strategic location of the city and the excellent land connection that the capital has with the rest of the country’s tourist destinations, which in an average of 2 hours from distance, you can connect with other destinations, explained Fabeth Martinez, executive director of the Santo Domingo Hotel Association and Tourism Cluster.
The promotional mission was led by Yudit Garcia, president of the Santo Domingo Hotel Association, and included the participation of the Sheraton Santo Domingo, Hodelpa, Catalonia Santo Domingo, Radisson Santo Domingo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Billini Hotel hotels. It was also made up of the operators Colonial Tours, Manureva Tours and Renny Travels.
Presentations and meetings were held in each city with the participation of more than 200 travel agents. An opportunity to establish commercial agreements and generate demand, by publicizing the offer and the destination.
The president of the hoteliers of the capital, Yudit Garcia, highlighted the magnificent work that MITUR is doing, under the leadership of Minister David Collado.
«More than talking about recovery, we must talk about growth in all areas. We have grown in arrivals, air connections, investments, new projects and work is underway to improve the infrastructure in the country’s tourist destinations. A clear commitment to tourism competitiveness, which has made us regional and world leaders in various aspects,” said García.
In turn, the executive highlighted “We have far exceeded the pre-pandemic figures and we are consolidating the growth trend. We have managed to maintain tourism growth in these areas, despite natural phenomena and the geopolitical situation that Europe is going through, this being an important market. This shows that the Tourism Cabinet formula, which articulates a collegiate management, from the public-private sector, works optimally.
The United States is a fundamental market, which contributes more than 40% of tourists to the capital and will continue to grow. Proof of this is the important and growing air connection that the City has with the United States, with more than 225 weekly flights from the Americas to different cities in the United States, concluded the president of the hoteliers of the capital.